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    Harvard College (Student)

    STARTALK: Bridges to Russia

    Language(s)

    Russian

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 10, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    “STARTALK: Bridges to Russia” is a three-week intensive Russian language for heritage speakers program for high school students (20 participants). The theme of the program is personal and family stories in the broader context of Russian history of the 20th century. The linguistic focus of this program is reading and writing proficiency. Our students will also be involved in community service: they will interview the residents of a nearby retirement home and show to them their final projects (digital story telling – in collaboration with Harvard Art Museum) /performance (theater). This year, we will offer professional development seminar to our instructors.

    Contact(s)
    (831) 238-6996
    oksanawillis@fas.harvard.edu
    Program Website

    Springfield Public Schools (Student)

    Building Community Through Kindness

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    K-2, 6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 6, 2017 – July 26, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Frederick Harris Elementary School, Springfield, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The StarTalk funded Chinese Dragon's Math Maze - Building Community through Kindness Program will enable approximately 102 children from the City of Springfield and some surrounding communities to receive introductory as well as ongoing instruction in Chinese Language and Culture from grades K- . The program will run daily from 8:30 to 2:30 for 15 days, for a total of 90 instructional hours.
    A pre-program, baseline assessment will determine students' prior knowledge and will be used for appropriate placement of students. While 6th, 7th, and 8th, and 9th graders will participate in the online
    Lingua Folio assessment, a culminating student performance activity for ALL students will serve as a summative outcome indicating mastery of math content and skills, as well as knowledge of language and culture.

    Contact(s)
    (413) 787-7111
    ferritera@springfieldpublicschools.com
    Program Website

    University of Massachusetts Boston (Student)

    School Life & Social Activities

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Grade Level(s)

    6-8, 9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017: Combined program (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The 2017 summer theme “School Life” allows students to learn language in context with relevance to their daily lives and/or future aspirations and is designed to improve students’ communication skills significantly, advancing proficiency levels by the end of camp. A small group of “Student-Leaders,” 5-10 maturing high school students with 3-4 years of camp, will assist staff, instructors in classrooms, and lead student activities while participants in the Teachers program will be visiting classes to conduct authentic dialogs with native speakers. An additional 8 Advanced participants from the Teacher program will be co-teachers/practice-teachers and will help differentiated learners, demonstrate authentic conversations, and plan and teach the cultural electives. We will accept 50 Massachusetts students from grades 6-12 to study in 4 levels of Mandarin (Novice-low through Intermediate-high) for a program that runs July 6 to 26 with daily hours from 9:00am-4:00pm generating 105 hours of learning, plus an optional post-daily program from 4:00-6:00pm for an additional 25 hours of arts, games, and language and technology-based projects. The combined student and teacher program will allow collaborative teaching and learning for the 2 groups of participants in the Teacher program, while providing frequent opportunities for students to have individualized attention, support, and authentic/spontaneous experiences speaking Mandarin.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 334-0295
    wanli.hu@umb.edu
    Program Website

    City of Boston (Student)

    Arabic Summer Academy

    Language(s)

    Arabic

    Grade Level(s)

    9-12

    Date(s)
    • July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy is an intensive non-residential summer language course, designed as an enrichment program for students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools (grades 9-12). Through this 24-day program encompassing 144 instructional hours of Arabic language and culture learning, high-school students can earn credit at the beginning and intermediate levels over the course of multiple summers. The program graduates 40 students who have reached proficiency between the novice-high and intermediate-low levels in Arabic.

    Contact(s)
    (617) 398-7333
    director@arabicsummeracademy.org
    Program Website